The Mystery of the Four Fingers


Read by J. M. Smallheer

(4.4 stars; 145 reviews)

A fabulously rich gold mine in Mexico is known by the picturesque and mysterious name of The Four Fingers. It originally belonged to an Aztec tribe, and its location is known to one surviving descendant. Surprises, strange and startling, are concealed in every chapter of this completely engrossing detective story. And through it runs the thread of a curious love story. (summary adapted from Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, 1908) (7 hr 6 min)

Chapters

01 - The Black Patch 15:02 Read by J. M. Smallheer
02 - The First Finger 15:04 Read by J. M. Smallheer
03 - The Lost Mine 14:42 Read by J. M. Smallheer
04 - In the Lift 13:44 Read by J. M. Smallheer
05 - A Puzzle for Venner 13:42 Read by J. M. Smallheer
06 - A Partial Failure 13:51 Read by J. M. Smallheer
07 - The White Lady 14:46 Read by J. M. Smallheer
08 - Missing 14:12 Read by J. M. Smallheer
09 - A New Phase 13:59 Read by J. M. Smallheer
10 - The Second Finger 14:18 Read by J. M. Smallheer
11 - An Unexpected Move 13:50 Read by J. M. Smallheer
12 - The House Next Door 13:35 Read by J. M. Smallheer
13 - The White Lady Again 14:35 Read by J. M. Smallheer
14 - Master of the Situation 14:20 Read by J. M. Smallheer
15 - Felix Zary 14:22 Read by J. M. Smallheer
16 - Fenwick Moves Again 14:28 Read by J. M. Smallheer
17 - Merton Grange 14:29 Read by J. M. Smallheer
18 - A Couple of Visitors 14:25 Read by J. M. Smallheer
19 - Phantom Gold 14:27 Read by J. M. Smallheer
20 - The Prodigal's Return 13:44 Read by J. M. Smallheer
21 - The Third Finger 14:35 Read by J. M. Smallheer
22 - 'The Time Will Come' 15:12 Read by J. M. Smallheer
23 - Smoked Out 14:00 Read by J. M. Smallheer
24 - The Mouth of the Net 14:15 Read by J. M. Smallheer
25 - An Act of Charity 14:13 Read by J. M. Smallheer
26 - The Final Finger 13:30 Read by J. M. Smallheer
27 - Nemesis 15:03 Read by J. M. Smallheer
28 - Explanations 13:54 Read by J. M. Smallheer
29 - The Mortal Coil 13:43 Read by J. M. Smallheer
30 - A Peaceful Sunset 12:46 Read by J. M. Smallheer

Reviews

Story 3 - narrator 5


(3 stars)

The only way I got through this mish mosh of confusion was J. M. Smallheer's excellent narration. I really never was able to discern who the main character in this story was. There were too many characters and the plot line was a bit convoluted. I am not sure I can really recommend this story but I can always recommend anything read by Ms. Smallheer! Keep up the wonderful work.

Excellent reading!!


(3.5 stars)

I really enjoyed this book, but as others have said before me, it would have been much more confusing had it not been for the phenomenal reader. Mr White has a great mystery in this story, but the muddled way it is told keeps it from being truly excellent. It starts in the middle of the story and jumps around the timeline, turning what should have been intriguing bits of story into exposition. Had it begun from the real beginning and told the story straight through, there would have been a deeper connection to the characters, and the climax would have been far less anti-climatic. As it is, the reader did a superior job of guiding the listener through the tangled web, switching between voices/characters, and making what would have been dreary and unrealistic conversations less so.

Just okay


(2.5 stars)

The narration was great. The story was a mixed bag for me. The story was all over the place and the mystery was never quite explained. Interesting characters and well read. Just an okay story.

fascinating tangle of events!


(5 stars)

There are a lot of threads in this mystery that are tangled together and end up unravelling together at the end! This makes for a very interesting story!

Really a good read!!


(5 stars)

The reader is awesome. She changes her voice a bit for characters and makes it very interesting. The mystery is not hard to follow but captivating.


(5 stars)

I thourghly enjoyed this book. Since there was comment about confusion with the characters, I jotted down names as they came and found no confusion over them at all.

Excellent!


(5 stars)

I really enjoyed this story. There were lots of interesting characters with richly interwoven stories which kept me constantly entertained. Beautifully read. 100% recommend!

JUSTICE WAS NOT BLIND


(5 stars)

Some interesting moments in a hazy story. As everyone else, I thoroughly appreciated the reader.